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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iran Cash Story Oft-Told, Still Bogus

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iran Cash Story Oft-Told, Still Bogus

By Calvin Woodward | Apr 25
President Donald Trump likes to tell a story about the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program. What he doesn't say is that most of that money was Iran's to begin with.

U.S. Pecan Growers Hope to Break Out of the Shell

U.S. Pecan Growers Hope to Break Out of the Shell

By Emily Schmall | Apr 25
The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie.

Times a Changin'? Why America is Ripe for Protest in 2018

Times a Changin'? Why America is Ripe for Protest in 2018

By Adam Geller | Apr 24
More than five decades after Americans poured into the streets to demand civil rights and the end to a deeply unpopular war, thousands are embracing a culture of resistance unlike anything since.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Shifting Rationale for Firing Comey

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Shifting Rationale for Firing Comey

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Apr 23
President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes.

Pot Politics: Schumer Joins Politicians Rethinking Marijuana

Pot Politics: Schumer Joins Politicians Rethinking Marijuana

By Kevin Freking | Apr 23
The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.

New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

By Linda A. Johnson | Apr 23
New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years.

NOT REAL NEWS: Colorado McDonald's Franchises Not Converting Play Areas Into Pot-Smoking Centers

NOT REAL NEWS: Colorado McDonald's Franchises Not Converting Play Areas Into Pot-Smoking Centers

Apr 22
McDonald's PlayPlaces aren't becoming pot places, not even in Colorado, the first state with legal recreational marijuana sales.

Suspended Fraternity: Offensive Video Was 'Satirical Sketch'

Suspended Fraternity: Offensive Video Was 'Satirical Sketch'

Apr 21
A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch" depicting an uneducated, intolerant person.

Army Won't Meet Recruiting Mission, Lowers Goal

Army Won't Meet Recruiting Mission, Lowers Goal

By Lolita C. Baldour | Apr 21
The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered the goal. But officials say the service has been able to encourage more experienced service members to stay on the job.

Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Speak Out

Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Speak Out

Apr 21
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson spoke to the Assoiciated Press, giving a timeline of events of the day they walked into the Philadelphia Starbucks and got arrested, to the days of protests after.

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